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Virtual Artist Salon: Sabrina Nelson, Cinnamon Triano and Graem Whyte

February 16, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Kresge Arts in Detroit and WDET present a Virtual Artist Salon Series with Sabrina Nelson, Cinnamon Triano, and Graem Whyte. We invite you to join us in this virtual gathering space for discovery, dialogue and the exchange of ideas.

This unique series focuses on the 2021 Kresge Artist Fellows and Gilda Awardees, featuring visual artists Sabrina Nelson, Cinnamon Triano and Graem Whyte. A presentation about their practices will be followed by a Q&A based conversation.

This program is a collaboration between Kresge Arts in Detroit and WDET and is part of Kresge Arts in Detroit’s mission to advance and showcase the work of Kresge Artist Fellows and Gilda Awardees, provide space for growth and discovery, and further the connection between Kresge artists and the wider arts community.

Sabrina Nelson was born on the heels of ’67 Detroit Rebellion. She has been creating art professionally for over 36 years, exhibiting in the Midwest, South Florida, San Francisco, New Orleans, New York and Paris. Nelson has worked at the Detroit Institute of Arts for over 25 years. She sees herself as a visual witness to the tumultuous times she lives in and, as a self-identified “Artivist,” reflects this in her work. She is also committed to mentoring young artists and designers in the business as making it as an artist.

Based in Hamtramck, Graem Whyte is an artist born and raised in Metro Detroit. His work utilizes a wide array of materials and fuses sculpture, architecture, installation and relational art. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has received several rewards for his work. He is the co-founder and artistic director of the arts venue, Popps Packing, and teaches foundry at the College for Creative Studies.

Cinnamon Triano is a documentary filmmaker and artist living in Detroit. In 2012, she received her BFA in video and films arts from the Maryland Institute College of Arts in Baltimore, Maryland. She spent the next five years traveling internationally to work on cinema verite projects, often living with her documentary subjects long term and filming their everyday lives. Triano works professionally as a camera operator and producer on documentary films and commercial content. Using drawn and photographed elements, she also creates surreal portraits and animated video collages. Recently, she worked as an associate producer on the horror feature “We Need To Do Something,” and a field producer on the Netflix Docuseries “Cheer.”

[accessibility note: ASL interpretation will be provided during this event]



February 16, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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